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BURDINNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Liege
Identified Casualties:
6
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.07731
Latitude:
50.58711

Location Information

The village of Burdinne is located north-west of the town of Huy on the N80. From the motorway E42/A15 which runs between Liege and Mons turn off at junction 10 and onto the N80 direction Hannut. Follow the N80 to the crossroads where Burdinne is signed, turn right into the village along Rue de Wasseiges and at the first junction turn left into Rue de la Burdinale, follow this road outside the village and the cemetery is on the left. The graves are located in the centre of the cemetery behind the calvaire.

Historical Information

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.

Burdinne Communal Cemetery contains the graves of six airmen of the Second World War.